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The printed image : the flowering of Japan's woodblock printing culture

Author: Matthi Forrer; Michael Scuffil; Adele Schlombs; Buchhandlung Walther König,; Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst der Stadt Köln,
Publisher: Köln : Buchhandlung Walther König, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the help of Matthi Forrer, the leading authority on Japanese woodblock prints, the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne has conducted a major survey of its inventory for the first time after more than 100 years. The result can be described as historic. The surprisingly diverse collection with many hitherto unknown prints, is suited to produce a comprehensive handbook on Japan's woodblock printing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Essays
Catalogs
Exhibitions
In art Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthi Forrer; Michael Scuffil; Adele Schlombs; Buchhandlung Walther König,; Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst der Stadt Köln,
ISBN: 9783960982562 3960982569
OCLC Number: 1023401575
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Published for the exhibition The Printed Image--the Flowering of Japan's Woodblock Printing Culture at the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln, 1 March-1 July, 2018.
Description: 400 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: The City of Edo as the Cradle of the Floating World --
Aspects of the Development of Printing --
Publishers of prints and their audience --
Illustrated books as diverse as their audience --
Dating of prints and books --
Real and fake, and facsimile --
Stars and Heroes in the Main Genres of Japanese Prints --
Ukiyoe - the floating world --
Yoshiwara - The licensed city --
Bijin - Prints of beautiful women --
Abunae - Risqué images --
Kabuki - The popular theatre --
Ichikawa Danjūrō - Twelve generations of actors --
Shinie - Memorial prints of actors --
Sumo - Wrestlers in prints --
Other Genres in Prints and Books --
Landscapes - Along the highways and off the road --
Wind, rain and snow in landscapes --
Western influences in landscape prints --
Nature - Birds and flowers and animals --
History and legend - From both Japanese and Chinese sources --
Towards a new Japan - The final days of the Edo period --
Calendar prints and Surimono - From practical to luxury --
Fan prints - Essential requisites in summer --
Comic prints - For a smile and for criticism --
Ghosts and the supernatural - Just another world --
Foreigners - How they saw us and them.
Responsibility: Matthi Forrer ; with a preface by Adele Schlombs ; translations and editing [by] Michael Scuffil.

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"With the help of Matthi Forrer, the leading authority on Japanese woodblock prints, the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne has conducted a major survey of its inventory for the first time after more than 100 years. The result can be described as historic. The surprisingly diverse collection with many hitherto unknown prints, is suited to produce a comprehensive handbook on Japan's woodblock printing culture."

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